Dr. C. Scott Ananian (cananian) wrote,
Dr. C. Scott Ananian

For something completely different... AVS!

Slashdot is covering more touchscreen voting machine failures from yesterday's election. At issue are "WINvote" machines from "Advanced Voting Systems" (AVS), whose management team may seem familiar:
Howard T. Van Pelt, who was invloved in the management of two of the most successful election equipment companies in the industry's history (Computer Elections Systems [CES] and Global Elections Systems [Global], a company he co-founded) became president and chief executive officer in June 2001. [...] Most in the organization, particularly the senior management team, have had a multiplicity of experiences in delivering and implementing voting systems to most of the largest election juristictions in the Unitied States over the years. Their systems experienced includes punch cards (CES Votomatic), optical scan (Global Election Systems' [now Deibold Election Systems] AccuVote) and DRE (Global Election Systems' [now Deibold Election Systems] AccuVaote-TS).
The quote is from http://clients.enfocom.com/avs/company.html [enfocom.com]; all typos in the quote are in the original source. So "Advanced Voting Solutions" is just a much of old Global, now Diebold, guys. Not exactly confidence-inspiring.

And speaking of confidence, CNN has picked up on Diebold's certification troubles in California. Slowly this is working its way up through the media food-chain.

Tags: diebold, elections

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